Islamabad (Muhammad Yasir) Chief Guest First Lady of Pakistan Begum Samina Alvi presided over the distribution of 100 wheelchairs in Islamabad, given through Dawood Global Foundation’s #LFWheels, LADIESFUND 10,000 wheelchair drive to make Pakistan and Pakistanis more mobile, in collaboration with donor IFWA Islamabad Foreign Wives Association (founded by wives of ambassadors posted to Pakistan brings together expat spouses temporarily based in Islamabad since 1995). “I want to appreciate Tara Dawood and Dawood Global Foundation LADIESFUND for arranging these wheelchairs and hope in the future we work more and more together. I really appreciate this effort to distribute throughout Pakistan. It’s a very good step,” said Begum Samina.
“IFWA I really welcome you and it is so nice to see you contributing wherever there are such charity activities. Thank you!” In addition to the First Lady, President of LADIESFUND, IFW President Irena Smetankova (Czech Republic) and IFWA Vice-President Ursula Keller (Austria), present at the ceremony were IFWA executive committee members Charles Aleya (EU Ambassador), Mariam Shenaaz Vanker (South Africa), Marie-Charlotte Deichmann (Germany), Ludo van Vooren (Belgium/Norway), Ariane Dossche (Belgium), and from LADIESFUND, Dr. Awais Siraj, Mirza Munawar Shikoh and Shafaqat Mehmood. The recitation was performed by the talented Gulzar Irfan, while seated in the #LFWheels IFWA wheelchair she had just received.